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Head is spinning

The word of the day is "whiplash" (re, in case you've been away from the news for the last twelve hours(!), a Seattle federal court judge's temporary restraining order blocking implementation of last week's travel ban). Trump vows an appeal by the Justice Department, and as usual denigrates the judge in a tweet this morning, calling him a "so-called judge" (he was appointed by George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the Senate).


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Feb. 4th, 2017 11:17 pm (UTC)
So true. I think the judge is female? Maybe I'm wrong.
Feb. 5th, 2017 04:27 pm (UTC)
No, a man.
Feb. 5th, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, realized that later. The first judge in one district was a woman.
Feb. 6th, 2017 03:26 pm (UTC)
I can't help but feel this is a deliberate attempt to weaken the judiciary - whip up a frenzy of judge-hatred, replace a fair few, and next time he doesn't something illegal there won't be nearly as much opposition.
Feb. 6th, 2017 04:13 pm (UTC)
Not sure about that, as everything is an extreme with him. If he likes it, it's "wonderful" or "beautiful"; if he doesn't like something, it's "ridiculous" or "stupid" or "a disaster". Another president (dare I say a normal one?) wouldn't have even personally commented on the judge's ruling; his spokesman would simply have issued a statement saying something like "The Administration is confident it will prevail on appeal." But Trump has to make sure nothing is ever going to be his fault, so instead of acknowledging that the travel ban was poorly drafted and sloppily rolled out, he points a finger at the judge and says that if anything bad happens, it's the judge's fault.
Feb. 6th, 2017 04:15 pm (UTC)
Time will tell I guess. 206 weeks to go!
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